It’s Much Deeper Than Blackface

In the recent week there have been a number of articles touching on the wearing of blackface for Halloween and its appropriateness, or rather inappropriateness. And in reading the comments posted by many it dawned on me not how many Caucasian Americans are still covert racists (I don’t need to read an article to know that) but, rather, how many not only have no knowledge of American history but understanding of Sociology 101.… [Read more]

Polls, Politicians and Public Attention – Wrapping Up the Week

Another week, another wrap-up. The problem is that this past week feels like déjà vu all over again as the news cycle spit out one story after another about the “scandals” of Benghazi the IRS and even “umbrella gate.” Yeah, ‘umbrella gate’ — in which the far right has lost what remains of its senses by throwing yet another hissy fit over a Marine holding an umbrella for the President as he delivered a speech during the rain.… [Read more]

The Delusions of Dinesh D’Souza

Conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, pictured above, should be taken seriously by no one, ever, about anything.

Among the many questions that continue to baffle me in life is why is conservative “intellectual” Dinesh D’Souza ever take seriously by anyone? And after viewing the man again on Piers Morgan’s CNN show as well as on HBO’s Real Team with Bill Maher, I’m still left baffled as to why anyone bothers talking to this guy (although to be fair, Bill Maher took the man far less seriously than most interviewers).… [Read more]

Topics to Avoid at Holiday Dinners: Politics, Religion, and Sports?

Last Friday was a pretty important day for New York Mets fans like yours truly. Johan Santana pitched the team’s first no-hitter after more than 50 years of waiting. I wept. But that’s not the only random thing that happened. Bill Maher became a minority stock holder in the team. I suppose it’s some sort of cosmic financial crisis thing: The Mets were burned badly by Bernie Madoff and Maher was taken to the portfolio woodshed by Lehman Brothers.… [Read more]

The Voice, The Haves and The Far-to-Haves

I usually agree with everything that comes out of Bill Maher’s mouth. We are simpatico on every topic. Sorry I just love the word simpatico, have ever since I heard Dana Scully use it during a Season Three X-Files episode. I apologize for the momentary digression. Anyway, last week on Real Time with Bill Maher, one of his New Rules was that voters should determine presidential elections the way they decide everything else.… [Read more]

Kim Jong-il, Rest in Pea…actually, nevermind

I don’t know much about Kim Jong-il, except that his lil hair and glasses were hilarious…and that he seemed certifiably *off* (not quite there; not the sharpest knife in the cutlery set; not the brightest bulb in the box). The commentators called him “eccentric,” while we who have little allegiance to political correctness, called a spade a spade — dude was off.… [Read more]

4 Things I Hate About 2012 Politics

In advance of the punditry sure to bubble up and over in the next several months, I’ve gone ahead and drawn my line in the sand. What follows below are issues that will likely play a significant role in the 2012 election. I loathe them, and I thought you ought to know about it.

  • Apathy

You’re “disappointed” with politics.… [Read more]